Psychologist - Paediatrics (Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service) (528209)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 10, 2023
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:


In Tasmania, we value quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, and with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you join us in Tasmania?

You’ve developed advanced skills in paediatric psychology, and you could put these into place anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, innovation, and friendships. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years.

The role:

As the Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (TPRS) psychologist, you will provide inpatient and outpatient care to children 0-18 years of age with a functional impairment due to complex health conditions. The children you see will have conditions including:

We welcome applicants with a background in clinical and/or neuropsychology. The psychologist will contribute to outpatient services such as brain injury clinic alongside the medical, nursing and allied health team. The role includes provision of assessment and intervention with children presenting with congenital and acquired neurodevelopmental disabilities or injuries and those with other psychological, emotional or behavioural needs as part of their rehabilitation program.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a psychologist with experience in paediatrics and/or rehabilitation who would like to be part of an exciting new service.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The team:

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join the statewide Tasmanian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (TPRS). TPRS provides specialised, coordinated paediatric rehabilitation to children, young people, and their families across the state.

This team will work under a newly established Model of Care developed through co-design with patients, families and clinicians over recent years. Successful candidates will embrace our shared vision, mission, and values, which together support the delivery of child and family centred care.

We are seeking collaborative, passionate, and skilled people to join our interdisciplinary team. Our team provides inpatient and outpatient care at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

All team members will play an integral role in developing our service as we progress through a staged implementation of our Model of Care. We are committed to create a diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplace. lutrawita/Tasmania is well known for its beautiful natural environment, high quality food, short commutes, and excellent lifestyle opportunities.

TPRS values ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous PD allowance will be provided. Professional support will be jointly provided by the RHH Psychology Department and TPRS leadership team.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 60.8 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $103,608 to $119,430 pro rata per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

$1,000 p.a. entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance paid in addition to this)

Please note that access to salaries beyond $111,964 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme

Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement No.2 of 2022

Relocation Expenses:

Relocation expenses will be paid as stated below:

* Please note that relocation and accommodation expenses will be provided on a reimbursement basis of costs incurred after the lodgement of tax receipts.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Psychology Board of Australia
  2. Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
  3. Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Endorsement by the Psychology Board of Australia as a Clinical Psychologist or Clinical Neuropsychologist
  2. Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information (Contact Officer)

Stephanie Emmett
Deputy Manager – Psychology Services Psychologist - Paediatrics
Phone: 0439 523 435

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